Great Halloween Reads

I'm sorry. Halloween isn't my favourite holiday. I don't really like dressing up, I don't really care for bite-sized candy, and I'm not a fan of horror movies. That being said, I'm a sucker for a good spooky book in October. I can't handle reading anything too scary, because when I read I hear the …

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My Reading Playlist: And I Darken by Kiersten White

I don’t always listen to music when I’m reading. I usually get completely sucked into a book and don’t pay any attention to what’s going on around me. However, I was having some trouble getting into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so I just started playing the movie soundtracks while reading, and …

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Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories by Christine Schutt

Short story collections are hard: one might think that it's easier to find good short stories than good novels, but I think that the opposite is true. In a novel you get time to build a relationship between the reader and the story, between the reader and your characters. There is time to recover if there's a misstep, or a miscommunication. In a novel, simply because it's a longer medium, you have more space to play around with. Short stories, on the other hand, do not grant the gift of that space.